Troopathon 11 Raises $404k for Troops
Celebrities Come Together to Help Raise Over
$404,476 for Charity to Send Military Care Packages
Sacramento, Calif. – The nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward has announced their 11th annual Troopathon fundraiser blew through their initial goal of $350,000, bringing in $404,476 to send care packages to troops on the front lines in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other areas in the Middle East where troops are deployed as part of the War on Terror.
This year’s Troopathon, a 7-hour show and fundraiser, took place June 22nd and was held at the Newsmax TV studios in Boca Raton, Florida. Co-hosts were Rita Cosby, WABC Radio host and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Melanie Morgan, KSRO Radio host and co-founder of Move America Forward, and Newsmax Senior Vice President of Content John Bachman. Morgan received the Mark Twain Award for Best Special Program in 2006 when she broadcast live “Voices of Soldiers” from one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces during the U.S invasion of Iraq. In 2016 she won the Edward R Murrow AP Award for Best Newscast in Small Market. Rita Cosby was awarded her 5th Gracie Award last year and in 2018 started a brand new radio show co-hosted with Curtis Sliwa “Curtis and Cosby” on WABC-NY.
Together, Cosby, Morgan and Bachman held 7 hours of interviews with various guests that included musicians, TV and Hollywood actors and filmmakers, elected officials, veterans, authors, journalists and a big showing of radio personalities. Guests were in studio or taped, or joined via Skype or phone. This year Troopathon’s impressive array of guests included Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Charlie Daniels, Tony Orlando, Mike Tyson, Dean Cain, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, Sean Hannity, and many, more.
The group is still taking donations through the 4th of July Independence Day. Donations are still being taken online and by phone at (844) 2TROOPS (844-287-6677). In addition to care packages for troops overseas, a portion of the proceeds will go to care packages for military working dogs and their handlers serving overseas.
To arrange an interview with Co-hosts Rita Cosby or Melanie Morgan, John Bachman, or any other Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or [email protected]